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Lisfranc's Fracture Tarsometatarsal Injuries Wheeless

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Description: mechanism:
- because 2nd metatarsal is the longest metatarsal proximally, it will often be fractured at its base, with the other metatarsals dislocated;
- dorsal capsule of Lisfranc's joint, lacking sufficient reinforcement, will fail to support the load and will collapse, resulting in dorsal fracture dislocation of the metatarsal bases;
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: C.R.Wheeless
Institution: Duke
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Language: English

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Added: Mon Feb 04 2002
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